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Accident: 14481865 - Employee Killed When Falling Tree Kicks Back

Accident: 14481865 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1756545810/04/19882411Betty And Harry Vance
Employee #1 was using a chain saw to fell an 11 inch diameter tree. The tree had not been notched and it kicked back, striking Employee #1 in the chest. His ribs were shattered, resulting in severe internal injuries, including a punctured heart. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: chest, heart, kick back, tree felling, work rules, tree, rib, struck by, logging, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17565458 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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